Horton St Michael’s Christian Vision
Our school is rooted in the Christian Faith. We learn, laugh and play together in God’s hands. God nurtures each and every one of us and we grow and prosper to become the best that we can be. Just as a vine grows fruit, Jesus will help us to grow and bring good into the world.
Our Christian Vision explained
Our school is a small rural school, surrounded by woodland. We chose the parable of the vine tree as inspiration for our Christian vision as we knew our children understood that plants have roots, branches and leaves and that they need nurturing to help them grow. In our school, Jesus is the vine and we are the branches; connected and close to Him and to each other. We know that branches spread out and take in goodness as well as providing homes and shelter to those who need it. We are like the branches, we want our impact to spread far and wide and to do good in the world. God nourishes us all so that we will bear fruit. The fruit is the goodness that we can bring into the world.
Our Christian values help us to flourish and to ‘ Live life in all its fullness’ (John 10: 10). We have been inspired by the lives of biblical characters and the values they lived by and have adopted them as our own:
Ourselves and Our Neighbours:
‘I am fearfully and wonderfully Made’ Psalms 139:14
Explores the values of Hope and Respect
In the Footsteps of Martha
Our Wonderful World
‘And God saw everything that he had made and it was very good’ Genesis 1: 31
Explores the values of Curiosity and Caring
In the footsteps of St Paul
Our imagination and inventiveness
‘I can do all things through Him who strengthens me’ Philippians 4:13
Explores the values of Creativity and Determination
In the footsteps of Joseph
How we ‘Walk the Walk’
As a school community we enjoy branching out and recognise that everyone is our neighbour, whether they live in our village or far away. We ‘Step Out and Welcome In’.
We believe in courageous advocacy and try to live by our values. We show each other respect and friendship and try to do our very best in all that we do.
We offer friendship and love to our neighbours – however near or far away they are.
Local: We hold events for our local community including afternoon teas for our elderly friends; we welcome the British Legion into our school and raise money for our local foodbank.
National: We also raise funds for national events such as Children in Need
International: We are supporting Bukyonda Primary School in Uganda and have raised funds for Ukraine and Feed the Hungry.
We hope that by doing these things, the fruits of the spirit will grow in us so that we can flourish in our own lives.
We received very generous donations for our harvest. These have all been delivered to the Leek Foodbank.